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disagree. in fact, not only should we not cut benefits -- we should expand them. my plan for social security increases benefits and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors. it will ensure that all seniors can retire with dignity and respect. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> this is breaking news from kcci 8 news. mollie: good afternoon and figure for joining us. we do start with breaking news. an arrest in a fatal hit and run near iowa state's campus. kcci's vanessa peng is live to show us how police finally got an arrest. vanessa: mollie, this arrest comes a little over a month from when emmalee jacobs was hit at
police tell us 18-year-old jacobs was struck by a cyride bus while she was crossing ash avenue in the crosswalk on december 14 just after 7:00 in the morning. police tell us the driver is 23-year-old benjamin clague. >> we believe that he heard what happened that morning and continued on his route, on his next stop he got out of the bus and did a visual inspection which he normally does not do. >> this has hit us extreme the hard. this is the heart and soul of what we do and probably the biggest fear we can have as we operate service on a daily basis. vanessa: clague has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death and failure to obey traffic control device. we will have more updates at kcci.com, online, and here at
mollie: do we know it lit up to the arrest? how did they track him down? vanessa: as we said and showed you, what happened was they asked cyride to look at all the videos. if they saw anything suspicious. and then a supervisor found the video of benjamin clague driving and gave it to the police and they said we cannot hear the audio. that is what led police to look for the audio and then heard a sound they said made a pretty aware that benjamin calgue -- clague knew he is struck her. mollie: thank you. also right now at noon, the snow stopped falling but not after creating headaches for motorists last night and early today with several accidents and cars ending up in ditches. let's check in now with jason to find out exactly what is in store for us the rest of today. will we see the sun at all?
clouds continue to fill in from the west. those of us that's all the gaps just south of des moines you are some of the lucky ones out there. it will likely stay locked in for a good portion the day. the snow has shifted up to the east and will gradually shift eastward. we still hang on to some ready chilly air out there. when chills in the single digits across a good portion of the state. we are on the warm-up. temperatures back in the middle 20's. we are not talking the frigid air we have been seeing. it will still be cold. when chills at 6:00 down to around 10-13 degrees above zero. then we say seasonably cold through 9:00 p.m.. down to 21 degrees. more on chances for snow tomorrow and a warm-up and store that will have is clear in the 30's. i will let you know when it is and how warm we will get coming up. mollie: commitment 2016 news right now. donald trump continues to campaign through central iowa.
palin announced her endorsement of trump yesterday in ames. this morning, trump said he's very excited to have palin's support and the support of so many iowans. >> we have an amazing group of people that want to see this country get great and be strong and be smart, and not be ripped off with trade and not be ripped off with so many different things. mollie: he will continue to campaign with her today. they are set to appear at a rally in oklahoma also this . morning, carly fiorina spoke to iowa right to life at the greater des moines botanical center. iowa right to life says fiorina was chosen because she truly embodies the pro-life woman message and recognizes that society as a whole is stronger when women lift each other up. that is the message fiorina passed along today as she urged those in attendance to support her bid for the republican nomination for president. and we have new information on
for the ben carson campaign. 25-year-old braden joplin died in the crash on i-80 near atlantic yesterday. the state patrol just released its report this morning. investigators say icy roads may have caused the crash. carson says his thoughts and prayers are with braden's family. >> i saw a video of him last night making yard signs. he was so energetic. amazing what he was doing. and our hearts go out to his family into all the families involved, including the family in the pickup truck. mollie: carson temporarily has postponed his campaign and no word on when he will resume his personal events. new at noon, all three democratic presidential candidates will take part in a town hall event at drake next week. cnn is hosting the event on monday just one week before the caucuses. the town hall will start at 8:00 p.m. and will be hosted by the
university. in michigan, governor rick synder says he will do whatever it takes to end flint's water emergency. adriana diaz is in flint where the governor is deploying more than 100 additional national guard members. reporter: ambulances rushed victims -- protesters outside michigan state house in dewar below freezing temperatures as they called for the governor's resignation tuesday night. >> i am sorry and i will fix this. reporter: inside the governor began his address with a renewed apology to the people of flint. >> government failed to you. federal, state and local leaders. they broke the trustee placed in us. reporter: he also had a message for the agencies a second contribute to the city's water disaster.
in situations like this they must come to my desk immediately, no delays, no excuses. reporter: he says the michigan department of environment the quality and the federal epa did not properly address the problem of late contaminated water when they learned about it early last year. >> the governor did not do his job. he has been lying all along. reporter: the fourth speaking they showed us their corroded pipes. >> it's like were in a third world country. these filters don't work. reporter: governor snyder is now the target of federal class-action lawsuits, the latest filed tuesday aims to stop flint from all water shut off the people that paid their bills. the governor is asking for $20.5 million in aid. the mayor was in washington yesterday and met with president obama. adriana diaz, flint michigan. mollie: also in michigan, most public schools in detroit are closed because a number of teachers have called in sick. the teachers are protesting the
district's financial condition and the work environment. the district says 85 of its roughly 100 schools are closed today. more than 60 schools also were closed last week because of a similar teacher protest. also right now at noon, the dow has continued to drop right now . right nowthe dow is down 537. energy stocks are leading another sell-off on wall street as the price of oil continues to plunge. a developing story in pakistan today. 20 people are dead after a gunman stormed a university there. tina kraus has the latest for us. reporter: ambulances rushed victims to a hospital in northwestern pakistan after a deadly terror attack on a university campus. for some people it was too late.
militants scale the walls of the compound just after classes began, shooting their way past the security guard before opening fire on students and staff. many of the victims were reportedly shot in the head, execution style. this student says he hid under his desk and her gunmen shouting "god is great." pakistani security forces say they killed for terrorists after a gun battle that went on for hours. the university sits in a lawless region of pakistan near the volatile border with afghanistan. not far from her taliban fighters hit another school in 2014. that assault killed more than 150 people, mostly children. mollie: a local taliban leader is claiming responsibility for the attack, saying he didn't venture pakistan's military gets militants.
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washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. george: my family's lived on this farm for three generations. the bakken pipeline would pump dirty crude oil across iowa. patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasons we support him. george: bernie sanders didn't hesitate to say no to the big oil companies. patti: bernie knows that if we don't act, we threaten the climate and the health of our children. bernie sanders understands that. patti: bernie sanders has the guts to just stand up for what he believes in.
>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon with mollie cooney and meteorologist jason sydejko. mollie: actor jamie foxx is being called a hero today after he pulled a man from a burning truck outside his california home. foxx says heard the crash, called 911 and rushed outside. he pulled the man from the truck just moments before it became engulfed in flames. last night foxx talked with the man's father who as you can imagine, is incredibly grateful. >> his son is a fighter. i pulled amount -- him out.
>> he didn't have to do a thing. like i said earlier, i think we all hope we can do something when the time is there. >> i just look at it like he had to do something. and it all worked out. mollie: the driver is in the hospital with some burns and police have charged with driving under the influence. now to a health alert, doctors are being told to hold off of prescribing antibitotics unless it's completely necessary. the american college of physicians together with the cdc want to cut down on prescribing antibiotics for common respiratory infections. they say about 50% of antibiotic prescriptions may be unnecessary. doctors say the goal is to protect antibiotic overuse, which could cause antibiotic resistance and could lead to
>> in cases in the past were viral illnesses are not affected by antibiotics, what happens is we are not necessarily as immune to them as you might think that the bacteria are. you have bacterial infections the don't respond to antibiotics that would normally have responded to. mollie: one month they prescribe? low-grade fever,, cold and some bronchitis with minor systems -- symptoms. new at noon, airlines are expected to report record profits from this past year. the airlines are enjoying low fuel costs but the companies are not reducing fares. kris van cleave shows us why. >> all these fees that are attacked on. >> i think airfare is pretty reasonable. reporter: despite the industry ranking in the bottom when it comes to customer satisfaction, u.s. airlines are having no problem finding customers. in just the first three quarters
during that time they were on pace the past 20 fourteenths -- 2014's record in bag fees. they flew 85% full on average and the steep drop in oil prices helped fuel the big profits. tuesday delta reported a record fourth quarter and annual income of $5.9 billion. well just days earlier delta and for other carriers raised fares. >> i think it's hard for passengers understand why fares are not going down the airlines are making much money. they have to remember that airlines are a business and the bottom line is the bottom line. reporter: the business is booming bust. since 1990 a.m. left -- they have landed in the red 14 times. >> what is good news for consumers is when airlines are profitable, customers, communities and investors and employees win because they
reporter: the airlines say they created 10,000 jobs in on average to possession of one new air a day last year. they say airfare dropped by about 3% in 2015. mollie: new at noon, today is veteran's day at the iowa statehouse. more than 500 people turned out this morning to honor iowa veterans. the event also gives veterans a chance to come and talk to lawmakers about veteran's issues. this is the third year for this event at the statehouse. checking back in with jason right now. it actually feels kind of warm outside. we must be heading in the right direction. metinka: we are heading into the right direction jason: it's not as a tropical but we are on the beginning of a warm-up level centers to the upper 30's by the end of the weekend. we have had a couple of frigid days out there. we have seen a little bit of snow.
5.1 inches, otherwise run two inches in the metro. between 1-3 inches of snowfall and so far of the year on the winter season we have picked up 17.5 inches of snow. this is how it compares the last five years going back to 2011. 22.2 inches is the most we have seen. not far from that but no big snow makers in the next week. likely we will not be adding too much that. we do see a lot of cloud cover. a little droplet of snow to the east. clouds trying to break to these but more making their way in from the west. 20 degrees. wind chill above zero. 9 degrees is what we're looking at. winds out of the south hoping that a little bit. in the next 24 hours not looking too bad. we get down to nine again for the windchill is wake up tomorrow. we are at the 26 degrees by noon.
we are on track for the 30's this weekend. an area of high pressure pushing eastward. futurecast tries to drive in more snow as we head throughout the day tomorrow. i would not doubt we see some. i don't think will be much of anything that is going to accumulate. futurecast continues to bring in cloud cover as we head to the evening. you can see it starting to ramp up a bit of the snow. watch what it does. in weekends as it pushes eastward. a very, very weak line it dropped its way southward throughout the day. do not expect much as far as snow goes. i would be surprised if we see happening to the metro. areas up to the northwest did cnn's. not looking at a lot but we will add a little bit more. mid-20's today. the feel like temperatures range from about i degrees to 15 degrees across the -- 5-15 degrees.
feel like images above zero. not exactly warm outside but at least we are warming up. 29 on thursday and a chance for a little bit of light snow late. check out the weekend. 30 on saturday and up to 38 on sunday. heading to the middle of next week we don't have any more below zero readings in the forecast. looking good. mollie: let's get the sun back. up next, adoptables from the animal rescue league. see the cute cats and dogs, next. she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights.
back. stephanie is here with the animal rescue league. we will talk about this in just a bit. maybe i will hold off and eating it. thank you so much for coming in today. we have cold weather and we have pets it need adopting. it's a busy month for you. stephanie: it has been. it's -- i think it's probably our new normal. there is nothing normal than a warm pet to curl up with on a cold day. mollie: perfect. let's look at it was available today.
we have a dog? stephanie: we have ryder. up -- it's a cat. he is a sweet cat a little shy. he warms up pretty quickly once he gets to know
people are there to give him a lot of love. and this is vito, an older guy at six years old. he will have a discounted adoption fee of $60. he is super nice. a big guy that knows his size. and then we have mona, a nine-year-old. she is looking for a quiet home. she has lived with dogs before. love still lay in the sun. and just really looking for a place to be lazy. the next one is toby.
and shake. he left to be with people that he considers his inner circle. you give me a little nervous about strange people but he really is a lovely dog. and he does need to be the only dog in a home. the last one is ninja. a very active cat as per the name. one year old and loves toys. loves to be near people but really just wants to be going all the time. not a lot of laziness. mollie: that is all right. tell us about this very special valentines. stephanie: this is one of our favorite times of the year. we have valentines apples which are $15 regularly. you can get discounts the more you buy. you buy five and get one free. those are for the people. they are covered in carmel, chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate and topped with toffee. heavy.
stephanie: you can preorder at the website and we also have a dog apple option you can choose from as well. george: my family's lived on this farm for three generations. the bakken pipeline would pump dirty crude oil across iowa. patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasons we support him. george: bernie sanders didn't hesitate to say no to the big oil companies. patti: bernie knows that if we don't act, we threaten the climate and the health of our children. bernie sanders understands that. patti: bernie sanders has the guts to just stand up for what he believes in.
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